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Old Feb 08, 2013, 04:17 AM
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Suggestion for newbie

I've checked the start here thread. I've browser through a few pages, checked Mike's Subworks, but I can't seem to find the answer.

Are there any pre-made working/complete RC subs you can buy that are worth the money (or at least work fairly well?). I've found lots of information on parts, builds, but since I don't even own a RC vehicle I figured I'd start with something that works just to get my feet wet. I've always had a love for subs and it's exciting to see so many amazing builds. I just don't have a lot of confidence I could pull off such a build just yet.

If someone can direct me to a place where you can check out some ready to go RC submarines that would be awesome. If I've missed some obvious links in the
"start here" thread my apologies. =)
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:54 AM
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currently, there is only one RTR submarine available in the US that is worth buying.

get the thunder tiger neptune:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRYK1&P=ML

or

http://mikessubworks.com/neptune.html


it has its quirks, but it works fine out of the box, and is complete, except for AA batteries for the transmitter. there are threads here on RCGroups.com about it, with tips and upgrades.

more importantly, it functions just like the "big boys" and will teach you everything you need to know if you wish to stay in the hobby.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Wow that thing is nice! Thanks that's exactly what I was looking for!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Hi,

You can also take a look at this Sub from Engel, it's also an almost ready to run kit.

http://www.engel-modellbau.de/catalo...hp?cPath=3_225

Jan,
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:54 AM
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Wow that thing is nice! Thanks that's exactly what I was looking for!
I just bought a Tiger Neptune as my first submarine. The lakes are frozen where I live, so it may be a while before I am able to take it out. From everything I have read, it did seem like the best starting point. You can even get a camera system for it, and there are upgrades avaliable. Anyways, I wish you luck with making your decision!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Hey Mike, where are you located? there are several sub groups around the country and some of us are lucky enough to have access to indoor pools once in a while.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:27 PM
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The TT Neptune is a log in the water, you'll be bored silly with the hobby in a week.

Worse it looks like a ten year old's toy! Maybe ok in a private lake, but I wouldn't be seen in public with it. Best thing to do with that is cut your losses = E B A Y!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I do not agree with Thunderguts. I would have no problem being seen with it. Learn from it and then if you are bored, you can sell it. It is a great way to get started in subs!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:10 PM
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I don't agree with thunderguts opinion either. At the last few SubRegattas in Carmel, IN there were several TT NEPTUNES there. Most are owned by experienced sub builders/drivers, and the NEPTUNES are painted in other colors.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Hey Mike, where are you located? there are several sub groups around the country and some of us are lucky enough to have access to indoor pools once in a while.
I'm up the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so I doubt there is a group close to here, or much unfrozen water for that matter But thanks for asking!

I'm not too worried about getting bored with the Tiger Neptune! I plan on building a scale naval submarine at some point which will certainly fun...but I like the fact that the Neptune is just a yellow submarine (may change the color at some point though) that is fully functional and can upgraded with a camera and lights. I'm probably less worried about losing it (which means I will run it more) because I haven't invested any time in building it. Call me crazy, but I actually like the look the Neptune....
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